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post #11 of 35 Old 26th December 2014, 09:16 PM
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Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Festivus, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and New Years!

This was a brand new MK7 GTI that came in for a 2 stage polish + Opti Coat Pro about 2 weeks ago. I had spoken to this client previously regarding his MK6 GTI but that never ended up coming to fruition. There was a bit of a delay with getting it in to the shop as a few things had to be ironed out with the dealership but in it finally came.









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Wheels are always first






Even the wheel wells too




Starting the car wash


Two Bucket Method always, dirt rinsed off the mitt before going into the soap bucket




Claybarring the paint with the Nano Skin Mitt




Rubber trim masked off




Paint measured and no signs of a repaint




Some areas were bad others weren't so bad but regardless we wanted to get the paint as perfect as safely possible so that the owner could have a nice delivery experience from us and the car be in the shape it was supposed to be in.

Here are the befores and afters

Before


After


Before


After


One of the rougher panels
Before


After




Unmasking the rubber trims


Cleaning out the polishing dust


And using a tooth pick to clean out the polish residue


Removing the swirls is important but cleaning up the left overs is just as equally important too!



Now with everything cleaned up the finishing touches were next.

Dressing the tires


Cleaning the windows


Wiping the exhaust with 0000 steel wool


And finally applying first the Opti Coat Primer


The star of the show




I didn't get to many after pics as there was still a 40% chance of rain so I quickly took it out for a few pics then tucked it away for delivery.

No sun out but I did my best to capture the glossiness in the car. It's nice to see your work can still shine on a cloudy day lol!



This is my favorite pic out of the bunch








And the last pic



Hope everyone had a good 2014 and all the best in 2015!

Thanks,
Wes

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post #12 of 35 Old 1st February 2015, 10:21 PM
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First Bimmer of the year and a long time customer. I've done his previous M3 as well.

Just a mini write up but I hope you still enjoy the pics none the less!



Arrival pic




Cleaning the wheels


Claybarring the paint


Measuring the paint




Before


After


50/50 shot




Opti Gloss Coat




And the finished pics

I love the gloss in this pic






Thanks!
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We were eagerly anticipating this brand new 991 GTS with the Aero package since we learned of the deposit placed down before Christmas. This client has been with us for 5 years now and to see him work up to this has been a pleasure! The paint was not in bad shape and applying Opti Coat Primer via machine pretty much cleaned up the light swirling that was there.

Anyways on to the pics.



It looks like Camp 4 outside of the shop




Claybarring with the Nanoskin Mitt




Rubber and plastic trim masked off




Opti Coat Primer


Applied by machine. I love the uniform look




Blurry polishing




Opti Coat Pro


Applied




Double checking our work


I love taking flake shots




And the finished shots








Looking forward to maintaining this one on an annual basis and I hope you enjoyed the pics!
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I believe this was our 3rd time working on a Mini and it was pretty cool that it was a Hampton. This client had seen our work online and was interested in bringing his baby in before the spring rush. Believe it or not as small as a Mini is supposed to be it was a lot of work! Masking the rubber trim alone was insane!

Anyways on to the pics



Claybarring the paint




Masked off all the rubber and plastic trim




Before


After




Opti Coat




And the finished pics






Hope you enjoyed the pics as usual and hopefully we see you in the spring!
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We had detailed this client's RS before as well as his 997.2 RS so we were familiar with the paint as well as the condition of the car. Always a pleasure to see this one and work on it as well. The paint was looking just a little rough and we were hoping a 1 stage polish would be enough but in the end we did a non aggressive 2 stage polish which was protected afterwards with Opti Gloss Coat.

As usual, hope you enjoy the pics!



Arrival pic




After the wheel cleaning and 2 bucket car wash we clayed the paint with the Nano Skin Mitt




Brought it in and masked off the rubber trim


Then took paint measurements




1st stage polish before


1st stage polish after with a bit of haze


50/50 shot


2nd stage polish before


2nd stage polish after and the haze all gone


And a shot of us polishing




Cleaning out the residue from the edge of the stone guard with a tooth pick


Then alcohol wipe down




Applying Opti Gloss Coat




And finally the finished pics. I wish so badly that the sun was out to show just how glossy the paint was.




This was the best glossy pic I could take and it didn't even come close




Nonetheless I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the process on a rare colored RS.

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I love this color! From pics in magazines etc I wasn't sure how I felt about Austin Yellow, but in person it is so beautiful! This client had brought us his previous Evo X but had sold that and purchased this. It was fairly new so all that was needed was a 1 stage polish.

I really wish the sun was out for the pics to do the color justice but it is what it is.



Arrival




Claybar




Measuring the paint




Before


After




Dressing the tires


Cleaning the windows




And the finished pics




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This client was referred to us by Autolinks as there were a few small imperfections on the hood the customer wanted addressed before applying the PPF.
To be honest I forget what number this was out of the 333 GT Spyders in the world but it was very beautiful none the less. The swirls on this were very light so no before and afters but I hope you still enjoy going through the pics.



Arrival pics




Cleaning the wheels, including the ceramic brakes


Always wash the cars using the 2 Bucket Method


Car washes include the doorjambs




Claybarring the paint with the Nanoskin Mitt


Measuring the paint


Masking off all the rubber trim and matte carbon pieces




Applied Opti Coat Primer via machine






Dressed the tires


Clean the windows




And finally the finished pics








As usual hope you enjoyed the pics!
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